Ontario Disability Support Program
Find information about income support, benefits for health costs and other disability supports from the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Ontario has raised ODSP payments by 6.5%
ODSP rates are now tied to inflation. In any year that payments go up, you will receive the higher payment at the end of July of each year.
In July 2023, ODSP rates increased by 6.5%. The increase applies to:
- basic needs and shelter maximum amounts for singles and families
- board and lodge amounts for singles and families
- the amount provided for a couple where both have disabilities
- amounts for services provided by a Long-Term Care Home or a Specialized Care Residence
Your eligibility for ODSP depends on medical and financial circumstances. Find out what information we look at when deciding your eligibility, and how much you can earn and keep in assets while being on ODSP. Learn how these affect your income support and eligibility on ODSP.
If you are eligible to receive income support through ODSP, you receive a monthly payment.
Learn about how your living situation affects the amounts you receive.
See what help is available for health, dental, vision, and disability-related costs, for you and your family.
You have rights and responsibilities while on ODSP. Knowing what to expect and what you need to do under the program will help ensure that you get the support you are entitled to.
Find out how you can get help finding a job or advance your career if you have a disability, through ODSP employment supports. You don’t have to be on ODSP to apply.
Find out about the benefits of working while on ODSP, including help with childcare and starting your own business. Learn how income affects your income support and how to report earnings.
As of February 1, 2023, if you are a person with a disability, your employment earnings exemption has increased to $1,000 a month. This increase will not affect your ODSP income support, benefits or eligibility. You will see this change reflected in your March 2023 payment.
If you are a non-disabled spouse or child 18 years of age or older who is not attending high school or postsecondary school full-time, you can receive up to $200 a month in net earnings with no reduction in your income support.
Find out if you are eligible for the Transition Child Benefit and how it affects your ODSP case.
Use the social assistance office locator to get contact information for your local office.
You can find forms for ODSP that your ODSP caseworker may ask you to submit on the Central Forms Repository (CFR).
You can read the policy directives that provide the requirements and guidance for the administration of:
If you disagree with a decision about your ODSP case or application, you can ask for an internal review and may be able to appeal a decision through the Social Benefits Tribunal.
ODSP payment dates
ODSP issues income support payments monthly.
Payments are on the last business day of each month. December payments may be available earlier in the month.
|Benefit month||Payment date|
|January 2023||January 31, 2023|
|February 2023||February 28, 2023|
|March 2023||March 31, 2023|
|April 2023||April 28, 2023|
|May 2023||May 31, 2023|
|June 2023||June 30, 2023|
|July 2023||July 31, 2023|
|August 2023||August 31, 2023|
|September 2023||September 29, 2023|
|October 2023||October 31, 2023|
|November 2023||November 30, 2023|